Monthly Archives: August 2013

It’s senior year; now what?

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Senior year has always seemed so far away to many students and parents, and now that the time is here the question seems to be: What do we do now? There are so many things to fit into the schedule of a senior in high school. A few [...]

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Back-to-school shopping shouldn’t break the bank

Commentary by Mary Daniel Cheek Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com The beginning of a new school year can be exciting, but it can be costly, too. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, on average, parents will spend $634.78 per child on back-to-school expenses. Even if you missed the tax-free weekend on August [...]

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Burlington Maker Faire awakens creator in all of us

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com If the idea of mad scientists, uncanny creations and eye-catching exhibits are appealing to you, then you’ll want to “save-the-date” in August for an experience that’s a formula jam-packed with these key ingredients. Whether it’s watching the genius unfold around you or taking part in the fun yourself, the [...]

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‘September Woods’ tackles difficult subject matter

“September Woods,” by Linda Florke. Copyright 2012, Trafford Publishing. $14.33. 266 pages.  Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Rape is a difficult subject to tackle, and an even harder to read about in-depth. “September Woods” by Linda Florke takes this hard-to-stomach topic and goes through the process of healing, acceptance and the way a [...]

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‘Sin City’ a great place for 21st birthday

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell   Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Have you ever stood behind a bus just before it pulls away or inhaled deeply after opening the oven door that’s been baking on high heat? The same immense dry heat can be felt by simply walking outside in Las Vegas, Nev. I spent my 21st birthday [...]

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Cross country has taken Southern junior many miles

Southern Alamance High School junior Collin Loy says cross country has become his passion. / Photo submitted

By Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Looking back, Southern Alamance High School junior Collin Loy can honestly say he never intended to end up where he is now. Having decided to run cross country his freshman year in preparation for the upcoming basketball season, Loy had high hopes of making the team and continuing the [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre to present ‘Dracula’

Times-News    Teen to Teen Theatre will present “Dracula, the vampire play,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 19-21 and 2 p.m. Sept. 14-15 and 21, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Recommended for ages 10 and older, it is a drama adapted by Tim Kelly and dramatized from the classic novel by Bram [...]

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ACTing Up to perform “Holka Polka” Aug. 9-10

Times-News Alamance Children’s Theatre’s ACTing Up will perform “Holka Polka” at 7 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 2013, at Blessed Sacrament School, 515 Hillcrest Avenue, Burlington. Four teen A.C.T. Junior board members: Hannah Ficklin, Lauren Gornto, Hannah Strickland and Ivy Welborn worked on the production and served as the instructors and directors, choosing to charge $25 for the [...]

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Teens & Twenties orientation set for Sept. 23

Times-News    High school and college writers, photographers and artists are needed to complete our award-winning youth page each Monday. We’re looking for volunteers from Alamance and the surrounding counties. Find out more about this group during the annual orientation party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Times-News office, 707 S. [...]

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Bringing families together: Dollywood offers music, thrill rides and more

Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Dolly Parton brings joy to people’s lives through her music. But she also brings families closer together through her amusement park, Dollywood. The park is constantly updating, making sure to stay one of the best amusement parks in the country. There’s fun for all [...]

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